“I was saddened to hear that Henry passed away yesterday. Much has been written over the last 24 hours about his tremendous achievements as a trainer and more importantly the esteem that he was held in as a person.

“He was always open with his advice, particularly with younger trainers, and there was never a day when he wasn’t charming and friendly when meeting him on the heath or at the races.

“Our thoughts are very much with Lady Jane and all at Warren Place during this sad time. “